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Hall Cottage, Ashen

Description: Hall Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114410

OS Grid Reference: TL7523242316
OS Grid Coordinates: 575232, 242316
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0515, 0.5542

Location: Hollow Road, Ashen, Essex CO10 8JU

Locality: Ashen
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 8JU

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Listing Text

2/6 Hall Cottage


House, c.1500, with C20 extension. Timber framed, plastered with weatherboarded
dado, roof thatched. 3 bays aligned N-S, aspect W, with internal chimney stack
at N end of middle bay. C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear.
Single storey with attics. C20 door and porch, 3 C20 casement windows. Roof
half-hipped at both ends. The interior comprises a hall of one long bay and
a service bay at the N end, both originally open to the roof, with floors
inserted in the late C16, and an originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to the
S. It has jowled posts, heavy studding, curved display bracing at the S end
of the hall, and an original doorway into the parlour with shallow V-head.
The inserted floor in the hall has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue
stops, and chamfered joists of horizontal section with step stops supported
on pegged clamps. The other floors are of plain joists of horizontal section,
arranged longitudinally in the N bay, supported on pegged clamps. The chimney
stack is mainly or wholly rebuilt. The wallplate scarfs are of an unusual type,
apparently fished. The S internal tiebeam has been removed, and the N internal
tiebeam has been severed for a doorway. The roof is of collar-rafter
construction, with all rafters present. There is little or no evidence of
smoke-blackening, probably because the timbers have been cleaned, but it is
possible that there was some form of chimney from the outset, more likely to
be timber framed than of brick.

Listing NGR: TL7523242316

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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